It was a pretty fantastic deal, too, considering that Golden Lighting makes a nearly identical chandelier that costs $340 more. If you like the less expensive design, buy it now. Lighting Direct's website says it's out of stock and will be shipped in 7 - 14 days, but it actually shipped the day after we bought it. When the chandelier arrived, though, it was in a box stamped "ITEM DISCONTINUED - LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE." There was just one problem with it: It was supposed to come with two chain connectors, but they were missing. Keith had to stop midway through the process to make a quick trip to Home Depot.
Did I mention that Keith cheerfully installed this huge honkin' thing by himself? Yeah. He's awesome. He was all, "Let me get my voltmeter," and "Oops, gotta go to Home Depot," and "That was easy! What do you think?" I think it's beautiful! And as soon as I've covered the chairs with new fabric, I'll reveal the entire space with its airy, fresh, modern new look. Good riddance, red walls and wrought iron chandelier!